Department

April 07, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) hosted a ceremony marking a new public health laboratory in Baton Rouge this morning. The public health laboratory serves as the primary daily testing center for many purposes from ensuring safe drinking water for our residents to screening for genetic and metabolic disorders in newborns.
March 23, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program has received a new ranking that places Louisiana below the national average in tuberculosis cases.
March 13, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the Louisiana March of Dimes and a group of Louisiana hospitals announced a new, voluntary 40-Week Initiative today. The Go the Full 40 Initiative is a voluntary pledge by hospitals to end non-medically indicated induced pregnancies, which helps reduce c-section rates and ensures newborns reach 40 weeks gestation.
March 12, 2015
A press conference with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Louisiana March of Dimes and representatives from Louisiana hospitals to announce new efforts to support healthy birth outcomes across the state.
March 05, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $255,000 loan to the town of Bernice through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF).
March 04, 2015
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed today, March 5 in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast due to winter weather conditions.
March 02, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has accepted an invitation from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to join health care leaders for a community meeting on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Star Hill Baptist Church to discuss access to health care services in Mid City and North Baton Rouge. Hospital leaders will discuss how they are expanding access to care for the Mid City community, including both increased emergency room access and expanded access to urgent care clinics for some individuals without insurance.
February 26, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced the ban of a new synthetic marijuana compound called "5f-ADB" this week.
February 20, 2015
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and a group of Baton Rouge-area hospitals announced changes to expand access to urgent and emergency room (ER) care for individuals in the Baton Rouge Community. Those changes include increasing and aligning access hours and capacity for urgent care visits at the LSU Health Baton Rouge urgent care clnic on North Foster Drive (effective March 23), other clinic service expansions and efforts by Baton Rouge-area hospitals to increase emergency department (ED) capacity.